REVIEW: Klara and The Sun

“The Sun always has ways to reach us.

Well I’m sure you’ve heard of the author Kazuo Ishiguro and you may have even heard of/read his Nobel Prize winning book, ‘Never Let Me Go’! Yet I was always reluctant to read any of his books, foolishly branding them as ‘not my kinda thing’.

Yet here I am not UTTERLY in love with the way Kazuo writes and the stories he creates.

‘Klara and The Sun’ is about a robot (Klara) who, like many other robots, has been designed to be a child’s companion. Yet this is no ordinary robot/science fiction novel. Klara is VERY different from the other robots and is very socially aware and observant. So when she is picked to be the companion of a very sick child, Klara cannot help herself but try to understand the dynamic and history between the child and her unusual mother.

This book took me marvellously by surprise and I found the story easy to follow and gripping. I wanted to try and figure out the back story before it was given and I especially loved all the topics this book explored!

Klara and The Sun

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
Published: 2021
No. of Pages: 320
Genre: Science Fiction
Trigger Warnings: Death, depression, child illness, neglect
Links: Goodreads, Amazon, Blackwells

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